American Citizens: U.S. Border Agents Can Search Your Cellphone
Mar14

American Citizens: U.S. Border Agents Can Search Your Cellphone

When Buffalo, New York couple Akram Shibly and Kelly McCormick returned to the U.S. from a trip to Toronto on Jan. 1, 2017, U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers held them for two hours, took their cellphones and demanded their passwords. “It just felt like a gross violation of our rights,” said Shibly, a 23-year-old filmmaker born and raised in New York. But he and McCormick complied, and their phones were...

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Is ICE’s Help-Wanted Sign a Welcome Mat for Rogue Applicants, Too?
Mar14

Is ICE’s Help-Wanted Sign a Welcome Mat for Rogue Applicants, Too?

By Ron Nixon WASHINGTON — President Trump has vowed a hiring surge of 10,000 immigration and customs officers to accelerate the deportation of unauthorized immigrants. But the aggressive pace he has laid out risks adding to the ranks of rogue agents who have been charged with abusing immigrants. Over the past decade, dozens of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and contract guards responsible for the detention and removal of...

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Organizations Urge Oversight Hearings on Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders (House)
Mar13

Organizations Urge Oversight Hearings on Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders (House)

Recently, the Southern Border Communities Coalition joined over 130 organizations in a letter calling on the Senate and House Judiciary Committees to hold rigorous oversight hearings of the Trump immigration executive orders. Check out the letters below. Letter to the Senate Letter to the House...

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SBCC Statement on New Data Showing a Decline in  Apprehensions of Border Crossers
Mar09

SBCC Statement on New Data Showing a Decline in Apprehensions of Border Crossers

SAN DIEGO, CA –  U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently released data showing a decline in the apprehension of unauthorized border crossers. Andrea Guerrero, Executive Director of Alliance San Diego and Co-Chair of the Southern Border Communities Coalition, stated the following: “The flow of undocumented people to the United States has been low for several years, and the recent declines in apprehensions are consistent with...

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How San Diego Built a Bridge Over the Wall
Mar09

How San Diego Built a Bridge Over the Wall

A simple pedestrian crossing created the world’s first true binational airport, and boosted the economies on both sides of the border By Ethan Epstein SAN DIEGO—Around lunchtime two days before Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration last month, some 200 business and civic leaders from San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, gathered here in a hotel ballroom downtown for an event hosted by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. As the...

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